Letters to Lola: Dancing in the Rain

Last night, at our annual Red, Pink and Blue event, we had a truly incredible experience that I’ll never forget. Not because we had a beautiful night, hundreds of attendees, or tons of awesome sponsors. It was because things went wrong. Horribly wrong, actually....

Letters to Lola: Our Hydrangea

The hydrangea plant in our back yard is starting to bloom. I know, I know. It’s spring and that’s what plants do. But this plant has an interesting story. It had big, beautiful flowers when we first moved into our home three years ago, and then it...

Letters to Lola: Big Sister

Today, your “Big Sister” shirt shares some big news to friends and family! A short time ago, this was actually surprise news to us as well. No IVF or fertility treatments this time. A one in a million chance happened. To us. A few years after we thought we had the...

Letters to Lola: Scars

When I was little, I fell off a swing and cut my leg. When bandaging me up, the nurse told me to be more careful because boys don’t like girls with scarred up legs. That stuck with me, unfortunately. The once rough-and-tumble girl who hadn’t thought twice about bumps,...

Letters to Lola: Hold my Hand

Today I let go of you for the first time. In my mind I didn’t want to, and in my heart I know I never really will. Today, though, my hands slowly released you into the world for you to take your first little steps. I realize you won’t understand this Titanic movie...

Letters to Lola: The First Year

One year. Tomorrow marks one year since your beautiful, happy, bright light entered this world. I remember this day last year. It was filled with so much worry and so many unknowns. Would you be healthy? Would I be a good mom? Would I be able to balance everything ok?...